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14:10 Taunton

Good To Soft

Syndicates Available With Seamus Mullins Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4792.48
  • 2m 0f 104y
  • Class 4
  • 14 runners
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Syndicates Available With Seamus Mullins Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

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25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £26.10
  • Place: £4.50

Form: 04-47

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Significant positives can be drawn from both his hurdle runs but he has a lot to find with the principals here and will probably be of greater interest when qualified for handicaps.

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19th

12

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

Aurigny Mill

11st 6lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Victor Dartnall

Bids for a hat-trick, having recorded ready wins at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy) and Kempton (2m, good to soft) the last twice; improving sort who has possibilities despite going up in grade off a sterner mark.

14/1

1st

9

27th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

12:45 Kempton

Aurigny Mill

10st 11lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Victor Dartnall

held up in last, good headway and pressed leader when not fluent 2 out, led approaching last, soon clear, readily

9/2

6/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Useful Flat-racer when trained in Ireland and created good impression when ready winner of Scottish Supreme on last month's stable/hurdle debut at Musselburgh (1m7f, good); today's forecast slower ground may not be in his favour but, nevertheless, he needs to be taken very seriously.

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7th

6

22nd Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 2

14:40 Market Rasen

Dancila

11st 6lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

took keen hold, midfield, dropped to rear before 5th, headway after 3 out, ridden and weakening when mistake 2 out

9/2

1st

3

7th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 3

14:25 Newton Abbot

Dancila

11st 10lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Musselburgh winner on stable/hurdle debut but didn't really build on that in two subsequent novices; handicap debut and interesting to see how he fares in the betting against stablemate Valentino Dancer.

15/8

4

29th Apr 2023

Good

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

13:05 Sandown

Dancila

11st 5lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Useful Flat-racer; created pretty good impression on stable/hurdle debut at Musselburgh (1m7f, good) in February but has been held in two subsequent novice hurdles (both on good to soft) and will need to up his game to win a race this competitive on his handicap hurdle debut; tongue-tie added.

12/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 6-703

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten on hurdling debut in January but belied 66-1 odds when keeping on to snatch third at Wetherby (2m, soft) later that month and has each-way claims again here.

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7th

1

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 5

16:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Sea Village

12st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Oliver Signy

Struggled in first three handicaps but his third of 16 behind Fantomas at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft) a fortnight ago was much better; contender if able to build on that performance.

7/2

3rd

1

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

14:17 Hereford

Sea Village

12st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Oliver Signy

Well handicapped on peak efforts in novice events but very underwhelming this season in three handicaps (2m3f-3m), latterly after wind surgery (did lose a shoe); needs a revival before warranting serious consideration.

12/1

13th

5

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Sea Village

11st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Oliver Signy

prominent on inner, not fluent 5th, mistake 4 out, hampered 3 out

20/1

Form: 41 D

Last run: 83 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Winning Irish pointer who built upon a promising rules debut when drawing clear to win quite comfortably by over 7l at Chepstow (2m, good to soft) in December; already sets a useful form standard here and can probably improve again.

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2nd

3

8th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

13:30 Chepstow

Out Of Office

10st 13lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

jumped well, led, going best 3 out, shaken up 2 out, headed approaching last, weakened gradually run-in

7/1

0

2

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

14:45 Ffos Las

Out Of Office

11st 4lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

prominent, fell 1st

5/1

4th

2

20th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:10 Taunton

Out Of Office

11st 12lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Winning Irish pointer who built upon a promising rules debut when drawing clear to win quite comfortably by over 7l at Chepstow (2m, good to soft) in December; already sets a useful form standard here and can probably improve again.

11/10

Form: 5

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Showed some ability on the Flat in Ireland last year and also when fifth here (2m3f, good) on recent stable/hurdle debut but he's not the obvious answer today.

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2nd

5

4th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

16:10 Southwell

Faded Fantasy

11st 5lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Christian Williams

Lost his way a bit after last June's quite impressive course maiden win (2m4f, good), and finished very tired (albeit on heavy ground) when upped to 3m at Wincanton last month; continues to edge down the weights but others here have more pressing claims.

8/1

4th

6

7th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 150y

Class 4

15:30 Wincanton

Faded Fantasy

11st 2lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Christian Williams

Lost his way a bit after last June's quite impressive Southwell maiden win (2m4f, good), and his Flat pedigree raises doubts about the suitability of today's stamina test; however, he returned from a break with an encouraging third at Hereford (2m3f, soft; first-time tongue-tie) last month and is not yet fully exposed.

6/1

3rd

5

14th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

16:32 Hereford

Faded Fantasy

11st 10lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Christian Williams

in touch with leaders, hung right 4th, dropped to last and cajoled along 5th, rallied and headway 3 out

8/1

Form: 3

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Second to a subsequent bumper winner on Irish point debut in October and kept on quite well to take modest third in Sandown novice hurdle (2m, soft) on recent rules debut; needs to take a big step forward to win this but is worth keeping an eye on with the future in mind.

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2nd

5

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 1y

Class 5

15:05 Fakenham

Fever Dream

11st 5lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Runner-up in an Irish point; hinted at ability in three starts over hurdles this time last year and again on his return from 192 days off when fourth of 14 on handicap debut at Uttoxeter (2m, good to soft) in October; returns from another five months off in a first-time tongue-tie, but the longer trip should suit and he remains unexposed.

5/2

4th

6

8th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

17:15 Uttoxeter

Fever Dream

11st 6lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Christian Williams

Second in an Irish maiden point last October; beaten at least 21l in his hurdle forays at Sandown and Taunton (twice) but still showed enough to have a form chance on today's handicap debut; one to note.

8/1

Form: 765

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Not disgraced in two novice hurdles here this year (2m3f/2m) but low-grade handicaps are probably next on her agenda.

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2nd

4

12th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:15 Southwell

Faerie Cutlass

11st 9lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Well beaten on handicap debut in April but, with a tongue-tie fitted, finished well to collar Mrs Kinsella and open account at Worcester (2m4f, good) last month; only 3lb higher here and has scope for further progress.

3/1

1st

5

26th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

20:10 Worcester

Faerie Cutlass

11st 5lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

All hurdle starts to date at Taunton; uneven trajectory to novice form and refused to settle on last month's handicap debut; tongue-strap on.

20/1

Form: P-

Last run: 403 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Close second in low-grade AW handicap last February but had struggled on hurdling debut a fortnight earlier and still has a lot to prove in this sphere; swaps visor for first-time blinkers today.

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0

4

23rd Oct 2023

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

15:15 Plumpton

Hobsons Bay

10st 10lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Went close on the Flat (1m4f, AW) in February but he struggled switched to this sphere in final three runs in the spring; now makes his handicap hurdle debut but he needs a transformation back from 198 days off; new combination of headgear.

12/1

8th

5

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

12:40 Newton Abbot

Hobsons Bay

11st 2lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

in touch with leaders

100/1

8th

8

20th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:10 Taunton

Hobsons Bay

11st 5lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Nigel Hawke

Close second in low-grade AW handicap last February but had struggled on hurdling debut a fortnight earlier and still has a lot to prove in this sphere; swaps visor for first-time blinkers today.

50/1

Form: 5

Last run: 74 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Out of a hurdle-winning half-sister to high-class chaser Master Tommytucker; travelled well and arguably shaped with more promise than finishing position suggests when fifth of 11 on bumper debut at Ffos Las (heavy) in January; should have a future over jumps; tongue-tie removed.

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2nd

5

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:50 Ffos Las

Smart Casual

10st 11lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Anthony Honeyball

took keen hold, held up in rear, mistake 4th, pushed along and headway after 2 out, ridden disputing second run-in, no extra final 110yds

2/1

5

1st Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:30 Ffos Las

Smart Casual

11st 3lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Anthony Honeyball

held up in rear

7/2

100/1

Form: P

Last run: 132 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Pulled up after racing too freely on hurdle debut in November; had wind surgery soon afterwards and may settle better in first-time hood here but remains best watched; tongue-tie removed.

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11

31st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

16:25 Leicester

La Referi

10st 5lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Nigel Hawke

Has offered little in her six starts over hurdles thus far, only tenth in 2m Taunton handicap last time; she's hard to make a case for.

50/1

10th

13

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

16:05 Taunton

La Referi

10st 5lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Has had few chances but her two handicap runs over 2m, the latest after wind surgery, suggest she will be out in the cold again.

33/1

6th

8

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

12:15 Sedgefield

La Referi

10st 2lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

Didn't achieve much when sixth of 14 on handicap debut at Taunton (2m, good to soft) in April, since when she has undergone wind surgery; well out of the weights again and has plenty to find.

25/1

33/1

Form: 45

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Out of a well-connected dam and was left clear to make winning Irish point debut last March but struggled to make any impact (albeit in good race) on last month's hurdling debut and is probably one for further down the line.

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1st

5

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:05 Plumpton

Townhill

11st 9lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

soon led, headed but prominent after 1st, pushed along disputing second home turn, keeping on and 1 length down when left in lead 2 out, clear approaching last, kept on well, comfortably

3/1

4th

1

7th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

16:40 Sedgefield

Townhill

12st 0lb

J: Mr Ben Sutton

T: Tom Lacey

Placed in first two handicaps (2m7f/2m5f) before making virtually all in first-time cheekpieces at Doncaster (3m, good to soft) last month; drew clear of the others with the runner-up there and a recent 5lb rise does not look excessive; high on the list.

11/4

1st

5

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 5

12:20 Doncaster

Townhill

11st 11lb

J: Mr Ben Sutton

T: Tom Lacey

Irish maiden point winner in March 2022; did his best work late in the day when fourth over nearly 3m at Uttoxeter (good to soft) in May on handicap debut and his rallying third of 15 over 2m6f at Taunton (soft) three weeks ago looked highly encouraging for this step back up in trip; cheekpieces are also enlisted; one for the shortlist.

5/1

Form: 968

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Always towards rear when 80-1 for hurdling debut here (2m3f, good) 18 days ago and can only be watched at present.

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9

14th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

15:00 Hereford

Bob Bank

10st 2lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Christian Williams

Eight-race maiden who was well beaten in three handicap chases in the autumn and is 3lb wrong here; difficult to enthuse over on that evidence but connections are persisting, and it's worth noting he attracted market support last time; wore cheekpieces two starts ago; blinkers tried here.

12/1

0

8

22nd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

13:05 Ffos Las

Bob Bank

10st 4lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

disputed lead, not fluent 2nd, soon prominent, mistake 9th

25/1

8th

16

7th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 1f 100y

Class 5

16:15 Warwick

Bob Bank

10st 7lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

in rear, mistake 5th

16/1

250/1

Form: 68

Last run: 262 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Struggled in two good-ground Newton Abbot bumpers in early part of this season; can't be recommended on today's hurdling debut.

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5th

2

27th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

17:55 Ffos Las

Bright Focus

11st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Laura Hurley

towards rear

100/1

1

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:25 Warwick

Bright Focus

11st 4lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Laura Hurley

Struggled at huge odds on his first two hurdling starts; similar outcome likely again today.

100/1

8th

2

5th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:25 Wincanton

Bright Focus

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Laura Hurley

Tailed off in two bumpers in early part of this season and also struggled when 250-1 for recent hurdling debut.

100/1

Form: -4486F D

Last run: 102 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Keen-goer who won Perth bumper for Gordon Elliott last April but was easily reeled in after building up big lead on hurdling debut in November and fell when last in action; makes no significant appeal here.

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7th

2

16th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:35 Wincanton

Gun Runner Cash

11st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Ben Lund

taken down early, took keen hold, held up in last

33/1

6th

6

5th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:25 Wincanton

Gun Runner Cash

11st 6lb

J: James Best

T: Ben Lund

Generally very disappointing since winning Perth bumper for Gordon Elliott last spring, and his tendency to race far too freely remains a concern; never looked dangerous with sixth in C&D maiden nine days ago; others preferred.

14/1

6th

4

27th Mar 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

13:30 Wincanton

Gun Runner Cash

11st 5lb

J: James Best

T: Ben Lund

Keen-goer who won a Perth bumper for Gordon Elliott last April; inferior form for current yard and was 150-1 when unseating at the first flight last time.

66/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Out Of Office

TOPSPEED:

Dancila

RP Ratings:

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Telegraph:

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D Express:

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Daily Mirror:

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The Sun:

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The Star:

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Daily Record:

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POSTDATA:

Dancila

WEST COUNTRY:

Dancila

The Times:

Dancila

The Guardian:

Dancila

Daily Mail:

Dancila